We are activists committed to democracy as not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society.
Our vision is of a society in which we, the people, have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives.
We call this vision democratic socialism — a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society. We advocate political democracy alongside social ownership of the means of production, with an emphasis on democratic management of enterprises within a socialist economic system.
ROCDSA is the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA’s members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics.
ROCDSA seeks to advance this mission locally. Founded in 2016, we’re a multi-issue social justice organization with an explicit critique of capitalism. We also work in coalition with other local progressive groups, mobilizing for and amplifying their efforts.